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Pianist Raoul Koczalski Plays Chopin: Broadcast Recordings from German Radio 1945 & 1948

> 12 Etudes, Op. 10 - 12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 8 in F major
> Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29 - Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29
> Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - I. Allegro maestoso
> Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
> Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - III. Largo
> Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto
> Waltz No. 4 in F major, Op. 34, No. 3, "Valse brillante" - Waltz No. 4 in F major, Op. 34, No. 3, "Valse brillante"
> Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2, "Valse brillante" - Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2, "Valse brillante" (Recording No. 2)
> Waltz No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64, No. 3 - Waltz No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64, No. 3
> 3 Ecoissaises, Op. 72, No. 3 - No. 1 in D major
> 3 Ecoissaises, Op. 72, No. 3 - No. 2 in G minor
> Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 - III. Allegro vivace
> 3 Ecoissaises, Op. 72, No. 3 - No. 3 in D flat major
> Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 - I. Maestoso
> Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 - II. Larghetto

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 25 in B minor, Op. 33/4, CT. 75
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ecossaise for piano no 1 in D major, Op. 72/1, CT. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24/4, CT. 67
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 50/2, CT. 81
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 8 in F major, Op. 10/8, CT. 21
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 210
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
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Notes & Reviews:

Raul Koczalski (3 January 1884, Warsaw-24 November 1948, Poznaf) was a Polish pianist who studied with Chopin's pupil Karol Mikuli and became an acclaimed Chopin interpreter of the first half of the 20th century. Koczalski's command resulted not only from his mother-tongue mastery of precisely those elements of Chopin's pianism that people most often tried to describe (yet found most elusive to master themselves), but from his understanding of musical styles and genres as Chopin understood them. In this idiomatic mode, melody is played in the cantabile style, which means not only with a lovely singing tone but also with a nineteenth-century singer's soloistic rubato, a particular kind of relationship to the accompaniment, and an operatic force of interpretation. Dance rhythms dance, even (especially) when they rush and linger, when this beat or the other is agogically accented, or when the rhythmic flow is suspended for a phantasmagoric flight or a momentary virtuosic display.

Raul Koczalski was a Polish pianist who studied with Chopin's pupil Karol Mikuli and went on to become one of the most acclaimed Chopin interpreters of the early 20th century. Koczalski's command resulted not only from his inborn sympathy with his countryman's style, but from his understanding of musical styles and pianism as Chopin understood them. Accented gorgeously with a masterful cantabile rubato, Koczalski makes the familiar rhythms and melodies dance with unassuming grace.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
His technique is formidable in one sense, for (unlike Cortot) he seems never to hit a wrong note. On the other hand his style is percussive, hard-edged, inflexible, black and white, in sharp contrast with the shades and subtle hues of Cortot and of Backhaus, who was measured, steady, but not lacking color or expression. Finally, there's the case of Halina Czerny-Stefanska, who was roughly contemporary with Koczalski. Halina is as strong a player as Koczalski, but blows him away as a colorful, flexible, and passionate Chopin pianist.



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>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 25 in B minor, Op. 33/4, CT. 75
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ecossaise for piano no 1 in D major, Op. 72/1, CT. 11
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 25 in C sharp minor, Op. 45, CT. 190
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24/4, CT. 67
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 50/2, CT. 81
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 8 in F major, Op. 10/8, CT. 21
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 4 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 210
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ecossaises (3) for piano, Op. 72/3, CT. 11-13
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Raoul Koczalski (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache
  • Running Time: 31 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830